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This is probably the most popular shrine in Kawagoe. It is located slightly outside the main Kurazukuri zone, and will be at a distance of close to 1.5 km from the Bell Tower through picturesque town area.You can also reach it by bus. If you...More
The Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is the most interesting point of interest in the city. The Shrine is not particularly an spectacle but the orange torii gate is. Especially during the first seven days of the New Year (the place can really get packed especially on...More
City of Kawagoe a.k.a Little Edo was once an important commodity resource and business trades to Edo (today's Tokyo) during the Edo period. The city avoided severe damages after the air raid bombings by WWW II western allies that mainly aimed at large area of...More
I went Kawagoe to visit this shrine. The place is indeed spectacular. While I was there, there happened be a couple getting married. So I had a chance to witness Japanese wedding at the shrine. I also got the Goshuin, but I think the price...More
We walked from the shopping street to Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine during our stay in town. The shrine and its surrounding were quiet despite that there were many visitors here. This shrine was famous for matchmaking and thus many youngsters came to make their wishes particularly...More
A shrine that is close to Kawagoe old town and a popular tourist attraction, both on the national and international level. Even we visited on a rainy day, it still has quite a lot of visitors. This shrine is also famous as "Love Shrine".
Just a few blocks from the main shopping street in the Old Town, this shrine was full of visitors when I arrived in summer time. Many young girls wearing kimonos and very many making wishes (I gather related to weddings?). There were also some lovely...More
Especially on summer, they attach a lots of fuurin (the Japanese chimes that make sound when the wind blows) in some kind of tunnel frame where people can walk through it. Plus, lots of people wearing yukata at that time, so you'll get a truly...More